Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Bare ground , less than 8 vehicles today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged or low enough to get across easily  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Mount kinsman trail is still the best ever maintained trail in the whites. Tom took out his saw once for a small tree at eye level . Nothing else of note today. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of dogs enjoying the trails today  
Bugs: Still none :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A blue bandanna found near junction of mount kinsman trail and Bald peak spur. It’s hanging on the signs there. 
Comments: Great April conditions today. Cold temps last night and early this morning had the trail down low solid( no mud) and after about 1 mile in, we put on spikes for most of the hike. Snow pack was solid, making for perfect conditions for early spring. No need for snowshoes even up on the ridge. A bit of mashed potatoes snow in sunny spots but minimal postholing. There are some old frozen post holes on the trails to watch out for, some were 2 feet deep! Might want snowshoes for warmer temps this coming week. Last mile out, we took off spikes and walked out with a bit of mud on our boots. We did see the monorail hinting at making its return soon in a few sections. Happy Spring!  
Name: Bradygirl1 and Bogboy  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-08 
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